Albert Haynesworth: Redskins' New $100 Million Man

12:08 AM, Feb 28, 2009   |    comments
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WUSA/tennessean.com) -- 9SPORTS NOW's Sara Walsh confirms defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will become a $100 million man with the Washington Redskins on Friday barring any last-minute complications, according to his agent.

Haynesworth agreed to terms on a 7-year, $100 million deal contract offer from the Redskins on Friday morning when free agency began. He is scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C. on Friday. If everything is approved with the contract and he passes a physical, a press conference is scheduled for 5pm and you can watch it LIVE on W*USA & WUSA9.com.


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The contract includes $41 million in guaranteed money, according to sources familiar with the situation. The base value of the contract could max out at around $115 million. Haynesworth is scheduled to earn $32 million over the first 13 months of the deal.

It will make him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL.

For Haynesworth, it also officially puts an end to his 7-year career with the Titans.

The former University of Tennessee star earned All-Pro honors in his final two seasons with the team, and had a career-high 8.5 sacks in 2008. He was a 1st round draft pick by the Titans back in 2002.

The Titans were interested in re-signing Haynesworth, but in the end refused to get into a bidding war with other teams for his services. Agent Chad Speck negotiated the deal, and also talked to a number of other teams, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers also being involved until the end.

The Titans final offer was in the $11 million per year range, according to sources, which would have made him the NFL's highest paid defensive tackle.

Haynesworth, the team's franchise player last season, earned free agency by hitting incentives placed in his one-year contract last July.

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